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Network Engineer

Location: North East

Salary: Inside IR35

Job Type: Temporary

Job ID: 168842

Network Engineer

6-9 months

Inside IR35


NRG are Delighted to be working closely with the UK leading infrastructure managed services business for the mid-market. Due to growth and expansion they are looking to recruit 2 Network Engineers on a 6-9 month contract basis


The position of Network Engineer will be a key member of the Network infrastructure Operations team ensuring efficient, productive, and high-quality infrastructure network services and availability amongst multiple UK datacentres. This role will provide technical support to external clients & internal employees.



Key Responsibilities:


  • Provide support for core network stretching across the UK sites and international points of presence.

  • Handle a wide variety of networking tasks, such as daily checks of network monitoring, cabling requirements, provisioning of additional network resources.

  • Manage and maintain core and distribution network devices such as Cisco ASR routers.

  • Provide implementation expertise that allows delivering of high-quality solutions that meet the needs of the core network and customer solutions.

  • Follow current procedures to document the change or release as well as moving them through the approval process.

  • Follow predefined principles to ensure that consistency and standardisation of all network projects is kept up to the highest levels.

  • Perform, with appropriate supervision, a range of scheduled core network maintenance tasks and internal network support if required.

  • Carry out graphing, monitoring and configuration back-ups for customer billing usages.

  • Provide additional network support to different departments within the organisation.

  • Handle customer communications to a high standard including tickets, phone, email requests and network updates related to the core network and customer solutions.

  • Manage network failures along with ability to liaise escalate to management or deal confidently with third-party suppliers to ensure effective running of network services


Desired Experience:


  • Experience in customer service.

  • Working experience in Networking background (with reasonable large sites, multiple sites), or a similar environment.

  • Strong experience with using service provider level Cisco routing/switching/firewall equipment, plus ideally Juniper switches.

  • You will have replaced switch/router/firewall components as well as configurations to restore service to a failed environment.

  • Experience with routing protocols including MP-BGP & OSPFv2/v3 and EIGRP, ideally in-service provider networks.

  • Experience with MPLS technologies in service provider networks including following protocols and products: LDP, RSVP, L2VPNs, VPLS, L3VPNs, MPLS-TE.

  • Experience with Cisco ASA firewalls especially incorporating IPSEC and SSL protocols.

  • Experience with other network technologies, including HSRP/VRRP/GLBP, STP/RSTP/MSTP, Dot1q, QinQ, LAG/LACP, MTUs, CAM, ARP, CDP.

  • Experience with CAT5 and fibre cabling and Data Centres cabling management.

  • Experience with Data Centres network monitoring including SNMP and Syslog protocols.